Comment: Voting Legitimizes the State

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Voting Legitimizes the State

These are some of the reasons not to vote and not to consent to tyranny.
Because to vote is to give the state legitimacy.
They are why I no longer support the state or any of the sociopaths who make up the minions of the state by voting.


A man is none the less a slave because he is allowed to choose a new master once in a term of years. - Spooner, Lysander

It is always easier to fight for one‘s principles than to live up to them. - Adler, Alfred

If men use liberty in such a way as to surrender their liberty, are they thereafter any the less slaves? If people by a plebiscite elect a man despot over them, do they remain free because the despotism was of their own making? - Spencer, Herbert

Consent and the withdrawal thereof:

Freedom is manifested by two words - I Won't . Eric Frank Russell

Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed. -Jefferson, Thomas

Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one; for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries BY A GOVERNMENT, which we might expect in a country WITHOUT GOVERNMENT, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer. - Paine, Thomas

The only idea they have ever manifested as to what is a government of consent, is this—that it is one to which everybody must consent, or be shot. - Spooner, Lysander

All authority is derived from the people at large, held only during their pleasure, and exercised only for their benefit. - Tucker, Thomas T.

Resolve to serve no more, and you are at once freed. I do not ask that you place hands upon the tyrant to topple him over, but simply that you support him no longer;
then you will behold him, like a great Colossus whose pedestal has been pulled away, fall of his own weight
and break in pieces. De La Boétie, Étienne

Voting is consent.